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Farmhouses and country houses to spend a vacation in the country
The experience at a Tuscan farm may include dining with the host family and other guests, assisting in the grape or olive harvest or merely enjoying the quiet intimacy of a stay in the countryside independently from the farm.

Many farmhouse hosts also help organize activities for their guests, from horseback riding to mountain biking and hiking to Tuscany cooking classes and wine tastings. Many farmhouses have recently added swimming pools to their properties to offer their guests the opportunity to cool down during the warm Tuscan summers.


Agriturismo, or "agricultural tourism", gives ones the chance to experience true rural Tuscan life. It means that actual working farms have opened their homes to offer rustic to elegant accommodation. Generally based on or around a farmhouse villa, winery or castle, these are often family-run operations which offer accommodation that ranges from bed and breakfasts to large apartments and separate buildings that include living areas, kitchens and private bathrooms.



About Tuscany Farmhouses

What exactly is an "agritourism"? In Tuscany, as across many Western countries, the countryside was undergoing a period of decline as people moved away from the farms and working the land to the cities and working in offices and factories. In order to help out the remaining small farms, the local governments allowed farms to open up their homes to paying guests if they also showed people what work on a farm was about. The first agritourisms across Tuscany thus had guests participate in the grape harvest in August and September and in the olive harvest in November. Today, some still offer guests the chance to participate in rural like, but many just offer accommodation in rooms or apartments in the farmhouse.

One advantage of staying at farmhouse is that it tends to cost less than at a hotel, considered at a per night, per person basis. So if you are traveling with your family and planning to stay at least a week in Tuscany, look into the possibility of staying at a farmhouse and renting a car to move around the region. You'll still be able to visit all of the main cities while being a bit removed from all of the crowds, particularly in the summer. Keep in mind that rentals are generally for an entire week and, unless specified, not available for just a few days.

FARMHOUSES IN TUSCANY - GROSSETO

Vallerana
Str. Della Sgrilla 23 - Capalbio loc. Vallerana
tel. 0564
sito: www.agriturismo-vallerana.com
e-mail: agriturismovallerana@hotmail.com

La Dogana
Podere S. Maria - Castel Del Piano loc. Dogana fraz. Montenero D'orcia
tel. 333/9614945 0564/954035 - fax. 0564/954035
sito: www.ladogana.com
e-mail: info@ladogana.com

La Dragona
- Castel Del Piano loc. Dragona fraz. Montegiovi
tel. 0564/955593 - fax. 0564/955593
sito: www.ladragona.it
e-mail: info@ladragona.it

Le Balze
- Castel Del Piano loc. Le Balze N. 2
tel. 0564 - fax. 0564-955457
e-mail: hawmar@tin.it

Agriturismo Podere Del Vescovo
- Castel Del Piano fraz. Montenero
tel. 0564/954224 - fax. 0564/954224
e-mail: pod.vescovo@tiscalinet.it

Terranera
Podere Fabiani Di Sotto - Castel Del Piano fraz. Montenero
tel. 0564/954210 - fax. 0564/954210
sito: www.terranera.it
e-mail: terranera@tin.it

Cornacchino
- Castell'azzara loc. Cornacchino
tel. 0564 - fax. 0564/951655
sito: www.cornacchino.it
e-mail: cornacchino@cornacchino.it

La Meria
- Castiglione Della Pescaia loc. Botrosecco
tel. 339/4613081 0564/944094 - fax. 0564/944094
e-mail: lameria.agriturismo@tiscali.it

Agriturist Prile
- Castiglione Della Pescaia loc. Rombaia
tel. 0564 - fax. 0564-944137
sito: www.agrituristprile.it
e-mail: info@agrituristprile.it

Bandinelli
Del Bozzone - Castiglione Della Pescaia loc. Piatto Lavato
tel. 0564/424191 - fax. 0564/424191
sito: www.agriturismoalba.com
e-mail: agri.alba@tin.it

Bocci
- Castiglione Della Pescaia loc. Pozzignoni
tel. 0564/936521
sito: www.agriturismobocci.it
e-mail: agriturismobocci@tiscalinet.it

Fattoria Poggialberi
- Castiglione Della Pescaia fraz. Buriano
tel. 0564/949818 - fax. 0564/949818
sito: www.fattoriapoggialberi.it
e-mail: info@fattoriapoggialberi.it

Agriturismo La Rombaia
- Castiglione Della Pescaia loc. Rombaia
tel. 347/2628485 0564/944012 - fax. 0564/944012
sito: www.larombaia.it
e-mail: larombaia@libero.it

Le Vigne
- Castiglione Della Pescaia loc. Le Vigne
tel. 0564/939480 347/4390128 - fax. 0564/939480
sito: www.castiglionepescaia.com
e-mail: paomase@tin.it

Agriturismo Lucerna Del Lago Prile
- Castiglione Della Pescaia loc. Prile
tel. 0564/944095 - fax. 0564/944095
sito: www.lucernadellagoprile.it
e-mail: nmenoni@libero.it


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